About Us

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board became a duly chartered corporation in August 1984, and was granted statutory status by N.C.G.S. 90-113.30 of 1994. In 2005, it became mandatory to hold a substance abuse credential in order to practice substance abuse services.

The primary mission of the Board is:

  • To establish standards for professional practice in the alcoholism and addiction service delivery systems,
  • To provide a means by which individuals certified under these standards may be recognized and identified as possessing the necessary competencies as professionals in the field of alcoholism and addictions counseling,
  • To establish a means by which alcoholism and addiction professionals may demonstrate their integrity and credibility to the general public and to other health care professionals.

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Annual Reporting:

Per NCGS 93B, all occupational licensing boards are required to submit an annual report and a financial report to the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee, NC Auditor, NC Secretary of State, and NC Office of State Budget and Management.

The public may access these reports here: Joint Legislative Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee.